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MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
. >>> president obama pushes hard on gun control and immigration reform and the passing of an american icon. >>> and one of the biggest adrenaline rushes anywhere. very good morning. we start with a hostage standoff in alabama involving a 5-year-old boy and a suspected killer. a police source close to the investigation described him as a 6 a-year-old jimmy lee dike. they are holed up in a tornado bunker. officials have been able to get merchandi medicine to the boy but they are not saying much more. this started tuesday. the man shot and killed the driver and took the young boy hostage. more details as they emerge. >>> a storm system raked its way across the southeast wednesday and is now making its way north. two people lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many lost their homes. tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more for us. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city. part of a nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in georg
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
to vegas to lay out his vision for immigration reform, president obama was at the white house huddling with latino lawmakers. a bipartisan group of senators is about to reveal its own plan. "the comprehensive approach to finally have an immigration law we can live with. >> it features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the country. it has the backing of three of the top democrats and three top republicans including marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we cannot go on a brevard with 11 million people living in the shadows of an illegal status. >> it is one of few issues in which both sides are calling for a sweeping reform. >> there are a lot of democrats who once and for all want to solve this problem and fix the mess of a broken immigration system. many of us agree. >> i see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being back on the table with a serious pathway forward. >> there are potential sticking point. >> enforcement needs to be a big part of it. >> they want to crack down on countries hiring illegal immigrants and better more p
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
stricken citizens not criminals. >>> this is the year for immigration reform. that's president obama's hope he laid out his platform with our sister spanish network telemundo. >> we know what's needed when it comes to border security. we know what's needed dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what the pathway to citizenship looks like abdomen what the criteria should be. so, really the issue here is not so much technical, as political. i'd like to see it done in the first half of the year. >>> hope remains for the search of a missing air force pilot off the coast of italy today. captain lucas guntner disappeared three days ago during a nighttime mission. his wife describes him as a self-reliant outdoorsman. and if anybody could survive this, lucas could. the family remains hopeful because among the debris found so far they say there was evidence he ejected. >>> developing stories to keep an eye on for you. will he or won't he get the nod? hoping to become the next secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
vegas president barack obama is expected to lay out his vision for immigration reform. the president is expected to push for improved border security, a crackdown on employers hiring undocumented workers, and creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >> the president's plan comes one day after a bipartisan group of eight senators reached an agreement on a framework to create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living in the united states. >> issue of immigration is not a simple one, but i think we have their opportunity to do it right. it would do a tremendous service to our country and its future. >> the president has said immigration reform is a priority for the second term. is expected to speak about 3:00 eastern time in las vegas. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> massachusetts senator john cain could move one step closer to becoming the next secretary of state. the senate foreign relations committee will meet this morning to vote on his nomination. at a hearing last week, the com
Current
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
obviously yesterday talking about immigration reform. >> obama: now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> stephanie: one of our dearest union friends united food and commercial worker's union, i've had the honor of speaking to them many times joe hansen joins us now. >> good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: good to talk to you again. i loved a lot of what the president had to say yesterday. talk to us about union's role in all of this. >> well, union's role, it goes back a long time. we've always been active in the issue. there was a real switch in 2000 in the afl-cio and they changed completely the way they -- we talked about immigrants and realized that immigrants have a place in our society. and that we ought to help them get a decent place in that society. so it has been -- the number of efforts along the way, there was an immigrant freedom ride that we did and in my union the ufcw, we've had immigrants in meat packing and poultry plants and retail establishments for years. it has been a l
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
planning to unveil its immigration reform proposals this week. last november, president obama won more than 70% of the latino vote, a new political reality forcing some republicans to reconsider their past opposition. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect t third, the democrats want it and fourth, republicans need it. >> reporter: senator marco rubio in a nevada newspaper today insisted illegal immigrants must earn their new citizenship. we can't round up millions of people and deport them but we also can't fix our broken immigration system if we provide incentives for people to come here illegally. also front and center, the battle over guns. president obama telling the new "republic" magazine that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes. asked if he has ever fired a gun, mr. obama said, up at camp david we do skeet shooting all the time, like jfk used to years ago. on "meet the press," former vice presidential candidate paul ryan referred to last month's newtown tragedy as a watershed moment. >>
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> to david's point, if the time is not now, when is the time? after the break, president obama says the time is now for comprehensive immigration reform, but for house republicans, the time may be never. we'll talk lower chamber citizenship tests with texas congressman joaquin castro when he joins us live next on "now." [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> now, the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. i believe we are finally at a moment where comprehensive immigration reform is within our grasp. >> bipartisanship and a funct n functioning congress? not totally. we're not going to get immigration done this year, let's cut the b.s. this is about 2014 and 2016. the day
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
, tahman. >>> and president obama travels to las vegas today to sell his ideas for immigration reform. yesterday, top lawmakers from both parties pledged to get a wide-ranging perform bill through the senate by summer. included in that bill would be a provision to grant legal status to more than 10 million illegal immigrants in this country. senator john mccain concedes it's a critical issue for republicans as support for the party among hispanics has dropped dramatically. >>> protesters in egypt are defying the government-ordered nighttime curfew and state of emergency. young people battled with police near two, major hotels. abc's lama hasan has just arrived in cairo. >> reporter: it is even when we were driving in from the airport, we saw the remnants of the battle that had been taking place between the protesters and the police force for five-consecutive days. and as soon as we get closer to tahrir square, which is the birthplace of the revolution two years ago, one of the bridges leading into the square has been closed off to all traffic. and as i said, people here are anticipati
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 2:35am EST
for president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada. you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar reforms and what it means for the entire country. the most significant overhaul perhaps of our immigration system that we have seen in a long, long time. lots of talk for a couple of decades now. finally some action perhaps. >> and sort of an unlikely spokesperson to me. i think senator mccain has become the face of the eight senators and that's fascinating. >> he's had some very strong and blunt language why they're doing this. we'll get to that in a second. >>> and later this half hour, chris brown gets in trouble again, and los angeles police are investigating serious allegations involving another singing star. we'll sort all of that out in "the skinny." >> sorry. i needed a little sip. i needed to cool down after hearing that chris brown news. back in trouble again. he had the rihanna incident, he had some other stuff. then the "gma" incident more than a year ago. >> never ending for him. >> man, chris, get
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 1:40am PST
. >> absolutely. and also this morning, president obama's push for immigration reform. now members of the senate must search for common ground in their goal to help 11 million undocumented immigrants. >>> later this half hour, hillary clinton's long list of accomplishments as she gets ready to leave her job. what are her immediate and long-term plans? >> it's the long-term plans -- >> that will fuel a lot of speculation. >> that's right. and in some parts of the country, you are what you drive. what was this guy thinking when he decided to build a car that looks kind of like a banana? >> kind of? it's not a cantaloupe. look at that thing. i give him points for creativity. something different on the roadways. >> i'd check it out. >> it's not your average honda civic. i'll give him that. >>> but first, new details of that rare operation which gave an iraqi war vet new arms. the 26-year-old new yorker showed off his transplanted arms just yesterday. >> abc's diana perez reports on this milestone operation. >> reporter: his story is one of bravery and heroism. he lost both arms and legs in iraq four
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 2:30am EST
reform, which was a big focus of president obama's inaugural address. kind of a failed promise from his first term, but gaining steam in the second. >>> also this morning, tragedy in south america. the nightclub fire that has stunned the world. what investigators are learning this morning as brazil gets ready to bury more than 200 victims and still counting. >> terrible tragedy there. >>> and the nasty winter weather system that couldn't come at a worse time. snow and ice hit the midwest over the weekend, and it could spread misery to millions of people in the east as the workweek begins. >> just what we wanted to hear. >>> later this half hour, the inmate who broke out of jail, oh, no, not once, but twice. how his latest escape went unnoticed for a few days. >> how does that happen? once you break out once, don't you sort of have a little led flag around you? >> you would think they have a closer eye on you. but some criminals are smart, though. >> not many. >> this guy is clearly an overachiever. >>> lawmakers have reached an agreement on immigration reform. under a plan being announc
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 2:05am EST
again. mr. obama will press immigration reform, starting with a strip to las vegas on tuesday, trying to make good on promises that he failed to deliver in his first term. >> we have been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation. >> reporter: the president's agenda includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> i'm confident, guardedly optimistic that this time we can get it done. >> reporter: the president won more than 70% of the latino vote in november. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> what a difference four years makes. people were speculating she's going to run. this was the president's tacit way of endorsing her and it was kind of a thank you smooch to bill clinton, because bill played such a big role in obama's re-election. >> it was quite the love fest. their body language, they were leaning in. >> tickling each other. >> i don't think we would have ever, ever thought we would see something like that during the primaries. they were at each other's throats. >> it was rough. >> all of those
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
obama lays out his vision for immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. last night on "60 minutes" president obama had high praise for secretary of state hillary clinton in their first ever joint interview. part of that conversation focused as many in washington are on 2016. >> what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. you know, i -- >> i have to ask that question. i mean come on. you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talk about it already. and this is -- it's taking place. >> you know, steve, i've got to tell you. you guys and the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago, and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and i am -- as you know, steve, i'm still secretary of state and i'm out of politics so i'm forbidden from hearing these questions. you know, look. obviously the president and i care deeply about what's going to happen for our country in the future, and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. what we've tried to do ove
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 2:00am PST
obama turning upped pressure on congress over immigration reform. during a speech yesterday, he told the crowd the time is now. and he said if congress doesn't act in a timely fashion, he will put up his own legislation for a vote. brianna keilar explains what's different about the president's plan. >> let me start off by thanking everybody at del sol high school for hosting us. >> reporter: they chose this nevada high school with the majority latino student body to roll out the details of what mr. obama calls the number one legislative priority of his second term. >> the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: just 24 hours after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their outline of imgragts reform bill, the president delivered a warning. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will accepted up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: mr. obama's plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s., requiring applicants undergo bac
Current
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
think the plans are finally aligned to do something about immigration reform. president obama taking the lead of course, talking about it in his inaugural address. you know he is going to talk about it in the state of the union as well. and then the gang of eight on the -- in the united states senate, four republicans and four democrats coming forward with their outline of the legislation that they are going to introduce, which including all of the essential elements includes doing something about clamping down -- i'm sorry -- clamping down on employer who hire undocumented workers, more security at the border, and offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who have put down roots in this community. they are here. they have been here a long time. right now they are law-abiding citizens. they are paying taxes. they have got their families. they have got their homes. kids in school. kids in the military. they have got their jobs. they have got everything accept being american citizens. yesterday at a little forum here in washington, d.c. sponsored by "
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
momentum towards immigration reform. a bipartisan group from the house is working on legislation similar to proposals by senate negotiators and president obama. the groundbreaking measure could be unveiled within a matter of days. president obama says he would like the whole process wrapped up in six months. >> it's been too long since we reformed the system. and we're starting to see a bipartisan consensus build around this. >> florida lawmaker mario diaz has seen a sea change on the issue on both sides. >>> senator kerry's seat has been moved on since he moved on to secretary of state. william mo cohen. cohen will be on the job until a special election in june. it's the first time in history there will be two african-americans serving in the senate. the other is tim scott of south carolina. >>> and congress is expected to hold another so-called bipartisan date night when the president delivers the state of the union address next month. for the third-straight year dozens of lawmakers plan to break tradition by sitting with members of the opposing party. it's all to symbolize the importa
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
. giffords is also expected to make a short statement. >> another key issue is immigration reform. president obama called for swift action. >> the idea that i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. the question is very simple. do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? i believe that we do. >> one of the main provisions in the plan puts up to 11 million illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship. it's interesting. some republicans were upset with the president because they're saying he's not talking about a prerequisite, border security first before they grant this path way to citizenship. >> this won't be the last conversation on that. >> that's right. i agree. >> plenty more to follow. >>> senator john kerry has been confirmed to be the next secretary of state. the senate overwhelmingly affirmed kerry's nomination. 94-3 vet yesterday. he served as chairman of the senate foreig
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
.com. search gallaudet. >>> bipartisan agreement today about immigration reform. leaders of both parties saying they're optimistic about overhauling the system this year. president obama is scheduled to unveil his immigration plan on tuesday in nevada. former vice presidential candidate and wisconsin congressman paul ryan says lawmakers will be watching. on "meet the press" today ryan said he's cautiously optimistic about passing immigration reform this year. >> i think there's a balance between respecting the rule of law and adhering to the reality of the day, and i think marco rubio probably touched on it. i support and agree with the principles he laid out about earned legalization. >> he also talked about budget and deficit issue this is morning. he believes the sequester that was postponed will go into effect when the deal expires in march. >>> a busy week ahead on capitol hill. on monday the senate will vote on the $50 billion sandy aid bill, and then on tuesday a committee could vote to confirm senator john kerry as secretary of state setting up a full senate vote in early february. wedn
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:30am PST
, president obama sat down for interviews with spanish language networks saying he hopes to have reform laws in place by the end of the year. >> really, the issue here is not so much technical as it is political. it's a matter of republicans and democrats coming together and finding a meeting of the minds and then making the case. and, you know, i'm hopeful that this can get done and i don't think that it should take many, many months. i think is something that we should be able to get done certainly this year and i'd like to see if we can get it done sooner in the first half of the year if possible. >> the president's proposals follow recommendations from a bipartisan group of eight senators. nar favor of a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers in the country. but only after strengthening the nation's borders. he said his administration has been working hard on border security. >> i make no apologies for us enforcing the law as well as the work that we've done to strengthen border security. as a consequence, we've actually seen an 80% drop in illegal crossings and what we'
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
of senators, who believe that there's a path for citizenship in the u.s. president obama, meanwhile, unveils his own immigration reform plan tomorrow. and there is expected to be a lot of common ground here. >>> that morning, authorities investigating that horrific nightclub fire in brazil said 2,000 people were packed in that club when the fire started. 230 of them died, after being overcome with smoke after the band with flares set the soundproofing on fire. the security guards tried to block people from leaving, at first thinking they were skipping out on their bar tabs. >>> khalid sheikh mohammed will be among five terror defendants in a kwan tan mow bay courtroom. >>> a nationwide manhunt is under way for the man you see in gray. he just walks out of prison. he convinced an inmate who was about to be freed to switch wristbands with him and walked out of a detroit jail. he used the same strategy to walk out of a phoenix jail last year. >>> barnes & nobel says it's planning to close one-third of its stores in the next decade. all because of increased competition from ebooks. >>> an incred
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 8:00am PST
, in the first weekly address of his new term, president obama is praising two of his nominees. president obama says mary jo white is the right choice for the securities and exchange commission who can reform wall street and richard cordray will be a clam for american consumers. >> as president, my top priority is syma tell, do everything in my power to fight for middle class families and give every american the tools they need to reach the middle class. >> on the republican side, south dakota senator thune, is calling for the senate to address out of control spending to avoid another credit rating downgrade. >> young people are among the most likely to text while driving, a habit law enforcement is trying to break. officers went to a south bay college campus yesterday with a novel approach. our business and technology reporter shows us what that approach is. >> it takes technology to demonstrate how dangerous technology is. ryan got into this similarity to learn a lesson about texting while driving which he admits he z. >> it is the grace of god i have not been in an accident while driving and
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am PST
in the u.s. president obama, meanwhile, unveils his own immigration reform plan tomorrow. and there is expected to be a lot of common ground here. >>> this morning, authorities investigating that horrific nightclub fire in brazil said as many as 2,000 people were packed in that club when the fire started. at least 230 of them died, after being overcome with smoke after the band with flares set the soundproofing on fire. there was only one exit. witnesses say the security guards tried to block people from leaving, at first thinking they were skipping out on their bar tabs. >>> the alleged mastermind of the september 11th attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed will be among five terror defendants in a guantanamo bay courtroom. it's the beginning of pretrial hearings. all five defendants face the death penalty if convicted. >>> a nationwide manhunt is under way for the man you see in gray. u.s. marshals say he's a dangerous career criminal. but, look at this. he just walks out of prison. he convinced an inmate who was about to be freed to switch wristbands with him and walked out o
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
people were told to wait four more years for president obama's second term for him to act. and women brought the issues to the present. days have brought their issues. we want comprehensive immigration reform. other governments are bring their issues to our president. we are not bringing our issues. martin took his issue to -- >> guest: who is stopping them? it's one thing to say, president obama is not responding. >> host: but what are we doing? >> guest: what are we doing to put the issue so that he has to respond? and to me, if you're not using that leverage, everyone knows that the black vote, latino vote, that it was decisive in the last election, women. each of these groups who played a role in electing him, that's why, in my view, when i came there for the inauguration, i said, and the day before the inauguration i did a speech to the morehouse alums who came, and i said the important date is not tomorrow. we celebrate that is the important date is the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do them? and for a lot of people -- >> host: celebrate it. >> guest: for the next fou
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
, president obama said one of his agendas for his second term is immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we bright young students and engineers are listed in our workforce rather than expeled from our country. >> reporter: but those who oppose his policy say current immigration laws need to be enforced and border security improved. only then, they say, can such changes be considered. the president says he doesn't think these laws are enforceable. how on earth will congress be expected to pass a package when no guarantees can be made to the general public that the laws will be respected? >>raphael romo joins us live. what are their other options? >> the dream act that went to the senate in 2010 and failed. and that's what they've been waiting for. we're talking today about immigration proposals. this is a proposal these young kids have been waiting for since 2005. essentially, what it does or what it would do is kids who were brought to this country by their parents illegally and have never known any other country and speak more english than anything else, they would
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
house plan. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has details. >> president obama headed west tuesday looking for cooperation and common ground on immigration. in las vegas, the president threw his support between a new bipartisan senate effort to reform immigration and provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million people already here illegally. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. >> mirroring the bipartisan senate proposal the president's plan creates a system for letting illegal immigrants earn citizenship, cracks down on businesses that hire illegals and heightens border security. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a path way to citizenship. >> in hyattsville, maryland, immigration supporters gathered to watch the president's speech. inhale what had they called a realistic solution to a problem that has been long ignored. >>
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama initiative. people will relate to the president and marco rubio will be a long second afterthought. >> senator viter aside, if marco rubio's goal was to convince the far right republicans to consider immigration reform, his interview with rush limbaugh went a good way in doing that. the figure that is that this 11 million illegal immigrants, i don't know is actually current. a lot of people are suggesting that that figure might be low. the real count might be somewhere in the 15 to 20 or 30 or 40 million illegal immigrants or migrants we have to sort of address here. that brings up two issues for me. if that's true, republicans who oppose immigration reform really need to come up with a good way of trying to deport 40 million people. that sounds absurd and impractical to me. they need to get on board with how to address the reality of the situation we are living in. two, if the figure is high, i'm wondering if the cost of dealing with a large group of people who might be at the back of the line for 20 years, if that cost has been figured into any of the immigration plans we are dis
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
mccain, schumer, rubio, and others, which moves us towards comprehensive immigration reform, embraces of this vital core principle. i also welcome president obama's contributions to this discussion and look forward to hearing what he has to say today in las vegas. it carries a bipartisan agreement that it is -- to make room for foreign-born american educated experts who want to apply their skills, start businesses and raise their families are. at the same time went to dramatically improve s.t.e.m. education available to american citizens to fill this dramatic gap in these fields. as senator hatch said just a few minutes ago, if you take the example of computer science, by 2020 the u.s. economy will need 120,000 men and women to fill these jobs, yet just 40,000 graduates with degrees in computer science will be americans. how to fill that gap so the bipartisan legislation we introduced today tackles old site of this problem by reforming our outdated immigration system to allow highly skilled engineers and researchers to stay here rather than leaving and taking their jobs and future opp
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama will travel to las vegas, nevada, to talk about another big goal. immigration reform. political analysts say that the clock is ticking for him to get something done on that issue as well. >>> mark halperin, a senior political analyst for msnbc and "time" magazine. >> good morning. >> we don't want this to be another health care. it took a lot of political capitol. some say it took its eye off the economy ball at the time. with the gun debate, risk of expending too much political capital at the expense of immigration or other big-ticket things? >> there is that risk. but we saw at the president's inaugural address, the president wants to get big things done. some like immigration, like deficit reduction, immigration, are things that he talked about all along. this is a new issue, gun control. we are about to see the biggest effort ever by a president and vice president to try and change america's gun control laws, it will take some time. the president will stick through this year. >> is that because it works? he'll take it on the road. >> he has thi
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the u.s. senator john mccain acknowledged that reality yesterday. >> give y
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
and immigration. immigration reform is something president bush tried and failed to do. congress hasn't touched gun control in nearly 20 years. but president obama told univision news anchor maria salinas, he thinks he can do both of them at the same time. >> i'm actually optimistic that we can get both done. both will end up generating opposition. >> reporter: on immigration, there's opposites, including marco rubio, who appear ready to work with the president. the president told univision that he's already taken steps to secure the border. >> we don't want to create some vague prospect in the future that somehow a comprehensive immigration reform, that includes a pathway to citizenship, will happen. >> reporter: the president acknowledged that gun control will be more difficult than immigration. but on wednesday, an impassioned gabby giffords helped him make the case, speaking before congress for the first time since a bullet shattered her skull two years ago. >> it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: also testifying was the nra's wayne lapierre, who argued against n
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
obama will travel to las vegas, nevada, to talk about another big goal for his second term. that is immigration reform. political analysts say the clock is ticking for him to get something done on that issue, as well. lester? >> kristin welker, thank you. >>> mark halpern is a senior political analyst for msnbc as well as "time" magazine. >> good morning. >> want to pick up what we heard at the end of the story. we don't want this to be another health care. that did take a lot of political capital. some say the administration took its eye off the economy ball at the time. with the gun debate, is there the risk of expending, again, too much political capital at the expense of immigration? over some other big-ticket things he wants to deal with? >> there is that risk. but as we saw in the inaugural address, he wants to use the second term to get big things done. things like immigration, deficit reduction, immigration, things that he talked about all along. this is a new issue, the gun control issue. we're about to see the biggest effort ever by a president and a vice presiden
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